March…

March…

...and we're already into April. How do I never have time to just sit at my laptop, typing in stuff? I must make more time for this. I don't know how. Eventually, maybe, I'll figure it out. Meanwhile...way back at the beginning of March we took a van full of friends on a road trip all the way to Decatur to see the band "Here Come the Mummies," which we'd seen last October. I'd bought a t-shirt for Randy at that concert and wished I'd bought one for myself, and those of us who didn't have them bought some. Randy is there on the far right but it was pretty impossible to get a good photo...

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I’m Grace Hughes, from Springfield, IL. Welcome to my world of fun, mostly involving cats and sometimes travel.

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Paddle Boarding Fun

Paddle Boarding Fun

Our friend Amy has a very cool paddle board, and we store it under our deck for her. Isn't it cool? I've seen some paddle boards around the lake but they're usually just boring and one single color....

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Boating Adventures

Boating Adventures

One of my most favorite things is to go out on my pontoon boat. I haven't been out this summer as much as I'd have liked...it was too hot, it was raining, I was too busy pulling weeds and taking...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!

Well, happy belated birthday - it was Aug. 4th and we did quite a bit of celebrating. We went to dinner at the Yacht Club and Kevin enjoyed a delicious piece of carrot cake for dessert. It was a...

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Hot Heat

Hot Heat

That's how hot it is now. Hot hot heat. Yesterday the heat index said it felt like 122. I mean, c'mon. I kept going outside and my glasses kept fogging up. Good grief. When I got home from the...

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July,

July,

as the summer marches on...first, July 1st when the power was out, Pumpkin was thoroughly enjoying the cat grass that Kevin planted. Such a happy boy! Later that day a family of raccoons showed up....

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Kitties and smoke in June

Kitties and smoke in June

Here's Lester, always so happy to pose for a photo. Lovey and Riley. Poor Lovey has been pulling out her hair because she's allergic to something. I can't comfort her because she continues to be...

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Electrified

Electrified

The funny thing is, it was challenging to write that last post while we had no power because I had to do it on my ipad. I finally finished it at about 7:50 in the evening and proceeded to water the...

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One more Very Important thing

This is what I forgot to post- through all of this, feeling crazy and stumbling around in the dark and everything, Kevin has been a rockstar. Calm and cool and keeping the generator running and just...

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Powerless

Powerless

At about noon last Thursday, June 29th, the emergency sirens went off. We immediately began herding cats, always a thrilling event. The rain started coming down and we didn’t have time to look out...

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